Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Frame 9 Clue 2 - Macbook Mike 133

After keeping us in suspense for a couple of days a new clue is posted. It is of a microphone on the computer screen of a Macbook Pro.



The picture does appear to be a composite image, the Macbook image below is taken from the apple.com website and seems to be the same macbook picture, but the screen has been altered in the clue picture. The microphone appears to be the SHURE KSM32 S/L, and the picture is taken from one of the many websites that sell this microphone.



Thanks to peacock803 for mentioning the new clue first.

133 comments:

TomRex said...

Good morning, Zort! Let's see where this takes us.

Zort70 said...

Good morning, by the way, answering your question from the previous comments the available scans of the comic are here

muschology said...

MacBook Pro :)

Zort70 said...

muschology, is it an air or a pro ?

Zort70 said...

You could be right, the picture of the Macbook looks like it has been taken from the apple website.

The same image is on there, but the screen shows a different picture, so this clue will probably be a composite image.

muschology said...

It's a 17" MacBook Pro being you can see the four screws under the front edge of the unibody. Same as the PR photo available at apple.com/pr.

The MacBook Air has a completely different shape altogether from the unibody MacBook Pro lineup.

What this has to do with anything, I don't know.

Maybe Steve Jobs will announce the URL at a keynote? :)

LotteryTicket said...

Hi. *yawn* Zort70, now I'm waking up in the middle of the night . . .

Glad to know that I can stop searching for that image . . .

So 'open mike' and 'dead adam'

Two guys, Mike & Adam?

Zort70 said...

For no reason whatsoever I created this picture

Zort70 said...

Do Mike and Adam present a podcast ?

LotteryTicket said...

muschology, that's a particularly frightening avatar, or a reasonable likeness. Which?

muschology said...

Neither really. Just a strange fear/fascination that there is something that big roaming around in the woods... Hungry.

Zort70 said...

LT - you are in tune with Tyson :-)

LotteryTicket said...

Mike & Adam are the Picard Maneuver from Burbank, CA, their blog: Live Long in Laughter, music comedy/stand-up, jokes

10/19 at The Nerds of Comedy, LA 9 pm.

Ned said...

Maybe it'll be an event at an Apple Retail store? The first pic is an apple, then the next one is a macbook. It could be announced at one of the iTunes gigs they have in Apple stores sometimes.

Ellen said...

(yawn) Good morning. Going back to bed in a few, but.....

@Zort, the comic pages and prints are from the collective DGPH that played a big role in the Buenos Aires reveal.

Zort70 said...

Ned, I think the question is, which one ? New York given the 88-Keys connection or somewhere else ?

Ellen said...

I'm gone.

LotteryTicket said...

There are 162 open mic events in New York tonight! Need another clue!

Trial Attorneys said...

Mike and Adam (and a second Adam) are all members of the Beastie Boys, which would also fit with the clues in the letter.

LotteryTicket said...

Apple stores have open mic night for Flickr

Anonymous said...

Trial -- nice call. Anybody follow them on Twitter? I think I read at least one of them uses it quite a bit. Maybe go straight to the horse's mouth? --kyle

Sayid'sgirl said...

If it's a podcast and they're showing us a mac pro laptop. Maybe it will be a podcast on itunes.

I know that sounds fairly obvious doesn't it?

Sayid'sgirl said...

Here are a couple of things said about the microphone at a website I was looking at.

If you are a podcaster, musician, or active audio online chatterbox, run-don't-walk to your local audio dealer or Internet merchant and buy a Samson USB condenser microphone. In less time than it takes to read this sentence, you'll be recording or conversing in iChat, Skype, Garage Band, or Audio Hijack Pro.

Musicians will love this microphone. Quiet or loud? Solo or combo? Vocals or instruments? Either way, audio is clear, unbiased, and immediate.

Samson reminds MyMac.com: "Our Podcasting Paks have everything you need to get started in podcasting: USB Mic, shock-mount, desktop stand, cable and software in a durable, aluminum case.

reAnimated said...

Could this be leading us to another hip-hop artist?

Found a MikeMac on MySpace:
http://www.myspace.com/mikemacbeats

reAnimated said...

And on twitter..

http://twitter.com/mikemacbeats

reAnimated said...

Possibly artist Mike Mac?

http://mikemacportfolio.blogspot.com/

reAnimated said...

And his gallery site:

http://www.mikemacart.com

thorsten said...

My guess ist still this one here…
Apple Store SoHo:

Filmmaker Mira Nair discusses "Amelia," her upcoming biopic of the legendary aviatrix, Amelia Earhart. October 16, 6:00 p.m.

http://www.apple.com/trailers/fox_searchlight/amelia/

lapidus said...

there's gotta be an apple event this week. netbook release? new apple tv/itunes? But where does 88 keys fit in...

reAnimated said...

What does an apple store or apple event have to do with rhyming as a profession though?

Zort70 said...

reAnimated I'd like to see a poster by Mike Mac, but I'm not sure how he would interpret a Lost theme.

AndySchex said...

I like the Open Mic night at 88 Keys club in Seattle this Thurday. Just not sure how the Macbook fits in.

reAnimated said...

Has anyone here received The Hatch yet? Still waiting on mine in Austin, TX.

Amy Lynn said...

My head hurts. :)

roxanna said...

reanimated, haven't gotten my Hatch either and I'm also in Texas

ReverendMilo said...

reanimated, I also have not gotten my hatch yet.

But it is a rainy day after a government holiday, I am betting my postman is running a few hours behind.

I hope for a lunchtime delivery if it comes in today.

ReverendMilo said...

hey tomrex, I think I sent you a gmail a ways back. :)

reAnimated said...

Oh yeah, I completely forgot yesterday was Columbus Day. Lame.

maven said...

This thing seems to have everyone confused! I guess the next hint will zero you in on what they're trying to say! Keep up the good work.

jeremy said...

This is probably heading the wrong direction, but I thought I would share that the tenth annual LitQuake is going on in San Francisco right now. Talk about professional rhymers!
Also, as part of the event, on Thursday night there is an event called "Literary Death Match" and it is being judged by Amber Tamblyn who was on the short-lived "The Unusuals" on ABC with Harold Perrineau.

Now I just need to find out if it's being podcasted.

Just a thought.

Amy Lynn said...

If the prize for this poster is going to be a Dharma Macbook Air, should I just glue my fingers to the F5 button now?

reAnimated said...

haha, that would be sweet.

Mrs Z said...

reAnimated and ReverendMilo - has your Hatch status changed to Shipped? Mine still says Authorized, so I'm not even thinking about it arriving yet.

~Karen~ said...

This could be a lead to a radio station. Or maybe a podcast or a recording studio.
With only two puzzle pieces of the mic and the computer, at this point maybe it will lead to Decon Records or Decon Media at 84 Wooster Street. #503 NY NY 10012.
That is just a remote guess at this point.
But I'll need another puzzle piece to see where it will really lead.

Martyn said...

Does anyone else get the feeling something has gone a little wrong? Posters still not dispatched and slow clue reveals, feels like something has collapsed and they are trying to re-organise stuff in the background.

knightsintodreams said...

hey, that'd be sweet if it was in seattle, i live there :D
What was the logic behind that one again? (the apple is washington's state fruit. in FACT, our famous apple is the Macintosh :O that's where apple got it's name!!!)

jeremy said...

@knightsintodreams - I believe the connection was the 88keys bar in Seattle.

@Martyn - Perhaps TPTB are just attempting to shift the timeline of these reveals to a different day. As well as, perhaps, dial down the excitement a little bit.

@Mrs Z/reAnimated/ReverendMilo/everyone else - where are you guys looking to check on your status? I tried looking for a link i the confirmation emails I received, but could not find anything.

Thanks!

1Miletogo said...

maybe all of the hatch orders get an additional poster from DGPH :)Looking on the bright side.

I'm thinking they are slowing down the poster reveals, to make #16 coincide with the Season 6 premiere.

I also think that each reveal location is centered around a character like the following:

#1 - bardot - nightclub - Widmore?
#2 - Johnny Cupcakes - Clothing - Boone (he had just accepted a job from his mom)
#3 - G4 - Tv Show - Nikki
#4 - Crumbs - Bakery - Hurley
#5 - University Bookstore - Sawyer
#6 - Concert - Charlie
#7 - Rusty's - Pet Store - Vincent
#8 - Buenos Aires - Wall Mural - Desmond...

I have a few other possible future locations if this follows suit

Hospital - Jack
Box Company - Locke
Baby Store - Claire/Aaron
Church - Eko
Dance Studio - Shannon
Police Station - Ana Lucia

LotteryTicket said...

Yippee! Karen! Welcome. Great to see your comments here. We certainly are stuck for location! I did find the image for the mic and sent to Zort70 which confirms that Tyson has changed his methods or A. Miller is taking on more responsibilities at Ronie Midfew Arts.

Someone needs to 'push the button' 'blow up the sub' or 'toss a nuclear device' and get clues moving.

LotteryTicket said...

Zort70 just saw your Frame 9 alternate reality clue (ARC). Very funny. Maybe that will be my gelaskin!

1Milestogo I like your thinking. A box company would be the funniest. An a church? Interesting. Maybe Bardot is Christian Shephard for drinking? Widmore not in S1.

Anonymous said...

@jeremy - You can check your order status here:

link

Mrs Z said...

Oops, that was me giving the link. :)

Amy Lynn said...

I just got an e-mail from Apple announcing the grand opening of their new store this Saturday in Manhasset, NY. Seems like a long shot, but you never know.

Ellen said...

email...
xxoo

Zort70 said...

I'm off to a birthday dinner for Mrs Zort, back later.

thorsten said...

Send my love to Mrs. Zort. Today, 30 years ago, The Hitchikers Guide came out in print for the first time…

LotteryTicket said...

Happy BD Mrs. Zort!

jeremy said...

Thanks Mrs Z.
Mine says "authorized" too.

=0(

Mrs Z said...

Happy Birthday Mrs Zort!

Zort - Sorry to make you type the "ort" when referring to your wife now instead of just calling her "Mrs Z". Didn't mean to confuse things! :)

~Karen~ said...

I do think New York will be a site of a reveal. Which one, I do not know.
But New York plays a big part of our story with Rose-Bernard, Michael-Walt and so on.

We need one in South Florida so I can go to it! lol

Deneph said...

Happiest of birthdays Mrs. Zort!

1Miletogo said...

Does anyone know where "the Death of Adam" was recorded? I read the following:

In the early '90's, 88' met A Tribe Called Quest’s front man Q-Tip, Pete Rock and producer Large Professor working as an intern at West Hempstead’s The Music Palace recording studio. It was Large Professor who gave Charles his 88-Keys moniker after witnessing his skills on the Ensoniq ASR-10 keyboard.

on Wikipedia it also said - 88's parents and older brother began trying to point him into the field of medicine because it was a more "professional field" and the music industry didn’t seem like a lucrative move.

I am wondering if the reveal will be at either the Music Palace recording Studio, or wherever the Death of Adam was recorded.

knightsintodreams said...

88 keys bar eh? hmm, i'm only 18 though....would they ID check at the door?

Box Company would be awesome, i'd love for one to be there haha, awesome 1Milestogo

ReverendMilo said...

I dont know if anyone posted this yet, but Kevin Tong posted a pretty big pic of his print on his blog this past Sunday. here is the link

from his blog entry http://tragicsunshine.com/newsletter/?p=670

1Miletogo said...

There is an 88 keys productions music studio in LA http://88keys.org and the owner is named Adam... :hmm:

Probably nothing, but is interesting

Amy Lynn said...

Looking at the big size (thanks, RevMilo), I'm intrigued that the words say "Deus ex machine" and not "machina", as is the episode title and um, the way it's spelled.

Capcom said...

Happy Birthday Mrs.Zort! And thanks for being so patient while Mr.Zort keeps our ARG site going! We'd buy you a cake too if we could, to thank you.

Cheezwhiz, I need to go out for groceries but I'm afraid I'll miss something. That's too weird.

knightsintodreams said...

deus ex machine has an E in it. machina doesn't. aren't there random E's in the other posters?

ReverendMilo said...

For a minor glimpse into Kevin Tong doing some of the screen printing steps go here:

http://tragicsunshine.com/newsletter/?p=662

LotteryTicket said...

Amy Lynn, excellent. We need to add that to the mysteries of e's and a's, 4's and 5's . . .

reAnimated said...

My Hatch status still says Authorized.

AndySchex said...

Mine too reAnimated. Even if it changed to shipped today, it'll be another 3 or 4 days. Sigh...

reAnimated said...

its weird, cause with Smokey I got the print maybe 5 days (4 mail days) after the order.

Adam said...

Is anyone still waiting for their Smoke Monster print? Mine says shipped (not sure how long its had that status) but I have not yet received it.

reAnimated said...

I got my Smoky last Monday.

Adam said...

I am starting to get a little bit worried especially since it's the only one I've ordered so far and it seems everyone else has received theirs already.

Anonymous said...

just wondering what time zone is this blog on? Pst mst etc? Ta.

reAnimated said...

Eastern

Congested said...

I'll just reiterate that most people received their Locke's Secret prints within a week or two, while it took me a month to get mine. I wouldn't be too worried Adam.

Anonymous said...

@Congested
Thanks, that puts me more at ease.

Ole Christian said...

Maybe it's a rebus. The picture is spelling "MicMac", the indian tribe who was located around Massachusetts.

http://www.heritage.nf.ca/aboriginal/mikmaq.html

reAnimated said...

Maybe the URL will be revealed via smoke signal

Ole Christian said...

LOL!

dylansdad said...

Adam--I'm in Southern California and I still haven't received my Smoke Monster print. Waiting (im)patiently...

jeremy said...

@Amy Lynn - I'm not so sure that it is an 'e'. Even in a higher res, the words at the bottom are still a little too fuzzy for me to definitively say that it is an 'e' an not an 'a'.

Some cursive e's can look like a's and vice-versa.

Adam said...

@ dylans dad
That really makes me feel better. I'm sitting up here in Wisconsin - so anything in Madison or Milwaukee (not holding my breath) I'm your guy.

Martyn said...

I agree with Jeremy, just zoomed all the way in with iPhoto on the highest res image available and it's still quite hard to distinguish but i do think it is an A.

Also, I only just noticed Kevin Tongs signature to the right of the island.

Trial Attorneys said...

Still don't have my smokey either!

back_gammon said...

Haven't received my smokey print yet, either.

Zort70 said...

Back from dinner, very nice Venison Casserole, and good company.

Mrs Zort (Fiona) says thanks for the Birthday wishes, and says she has nearly been caught in the ARG trap, since the last poster reveal she has been searching for clues as well.

maven said...

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Zort! We all thank you for allowing your hubby to be our fearless leader!

Zort70 said...

Just to add I haven't got my smokey print yet, but the UK is usually at least two weeks behind on deliverys.

Off to bed now, don't go revealing any URL's without me.

comixguru said...

TomRex- how have you been able to be the first purchaser of so many prints? I wanna know your secret! :)

feel_the_insanity said...

I got my Smoke Monster print last Monday or Tuesday...I think one of those days. I'm in Boston, don't they ship out of California?

Amy Lynn said...

Yes, all the prints come from CA.

JPL said...

Happy Belated Mrs. Zort!

@feel_the_insanity - a fellow New Englander... sweet! Woostah, MA here.

feel_the_insanity said...

Good ol' Worcester (or as my friends from Connecticut call it War-chester). I actually don't live in Boston, I live in Woburn. But I tell people Boston because they always ask where is Woburn? Haha.

P.S. So, we think maybe Thursday for the event/poster? Or does anyone think they'll sneak it up on us again and do it tomorrow?

JPL said...

Not sure what to think anymore. Have a feeling that they're trying to really keep us on our toes. We're only 2 clues in... so maybe Thursday?!?!

Totally get the "I'm from Boston" reasoning. :)

Eugene said...

Woooooburn. From Groton here. JPL from Worcester? That's my husband's initials. But he's from.....wait for it....Lynn. Ah, yes the city of sin. You won't come out the way you went in.

(And for MEL):

Burma Shave.

thin said...

Next 'Mysteries of the Universe" segment is due out on the 15th. Do ya think this is slowing the clues to DCaaPB ?

LotteryTicket said...

http://polo67life.com/2009/08/30/rhyming-game/http://polo67life.com/2009/08/30/rhyming-game/

Here's 88's blog site. I just came across it via MTVu. There was a connection to rhyming so I put link above.

Anonymous said...

2 clues is all you see?
Its 4 for me

" Slow" as it goes,,
"Death" of the toes..
Slow Death Comics every Comic author knows..
2nd clue
is actually two
Microphone And Macbook makes clue "Co"
that'd be co mic book, to Sherman Oaks I'd go.

So ARG or not
Are any going to see Lindelof?

....burma shave..and a late nite Happy Birthday to Fiona Zort.I really like the sound of that name....MEL

JPL said...

@Eugene - New England is in the house & representin'... Woburn, Woostah & Groton.

@Mel - we have to get you published. I'm finding you an agent. Damned if won't be a bestseller!

Cassandra Watsham said...

My thinking - a podcast available throught iTunes. This mic is generally used for this purpose.

Anonymous said...

Is it too much to ask,
a live podcast,
from the folks,
at Sherman Oaks?


....burma shave...MEL

Amy Lynn said...

I'm almost positive Sherman Oaks is the wrong reveal location. It doesn't add up to any of the clues so far.

Sandman90 said...

The only thing I can't reconcile with MEL's suggestion is the rhyming clue. Otherwise, I'm diggin' it. Maybe Lindelof will bust a rhyme at his signing and it will be podcast simultaneously.

Amy Lynn said...

Totally no disrespect to Mel! I just feel like this "Sherman Oaks" is another "sports stadium" red herring, where someone gets an idea and everyone jumps on the bandwagon without looking at the actual clues.

Ellen said...

As MEL the wizard said: So ARG or not are any going to see Lindelof?

I'm in the DC area, so I doubt I'll make it. Are there any takers in So Cal?

Ellen/EBlackmun

Anonymous said...

Amy Lynn my deary
what will it take for you to be completely?

It just seems a shame on,
from Hawaii with no reveal for Damon.
So the clues have to stretched and twisted,,
Until they link as listed..

...burma ..ouch..shave...MEL

JPL said...

Is there a doctor on this blog?

Grab a bandaid and a splint. Order up 3 ccs of a local anesthetic and make it quick.

Because our resident poet has had a most unfortunate slip.

Mel - it was an accident... right? Because the pressure of waiting for the next clue is getting to us all. Unless it's come to this... a blood sacrifice?!?!?!?

LotteryTicket said...

and what are the chances that Mr. Lindelof would sign a print, t-shirt or bookmark!

Anonymous said...

I would say...very good.

1Miletogo said...

hmm, would be great to have a signature, but despair I can't be there, here's hoping they come to colorado, they can even play in the new snow :)

CallieJo25 said...

Okay, I don't know if it's been mentioned, but perhaps we should be looking into Open Mic Night at the 88 Keys bar in Seattle... Friday at 6:00pm, 8:00pm on Saturday. And this looks intriguing, given the glue about rhyming: Soul Sunday (7:00pm) involves poetry... Of course, Sunday seems like a dreadfully long time to wait.
*sigh* And all of this doesn't take into account the matter of the Apple/Mac clue(s)...
*returns to lurking*

reAnimated said...

CallieJo, that has been mentioned, but perhaps the mic in the mac is just meant to be a play on words. Instead of an open mac, its an open mic. Who knows?

LotteryTicket said...

Anyone shaking in California. Earthquake!

maven said...

Didn't feel a thing in the LA area!

Paul Burrows said...

Im pretty sure that the Sherman Oaks signing won't be the reveal, but Im going tomarrow night, but I don't have an IPhone, I do have my Room 23 blog set for Text Messages so I can do it that way if theres something important. Unless someone has another idea.

Paul Burrows said...

I called Earth-2 Comics to confirm and they are still doing the signing. You don't have to buy Ultimate Wolverine Vs Hulk, but those who do get priority.

LotteryTicket said...

Did we contemplate that the first clue is Adam's apple as n anatomy? And maybe shock jock. (that is a shock collar on the mic.). But I think MEL s gong n the right direction and we should all be prepared for tomorrow.

Night. Send Tyson prayers if u get a chance.

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Colleen said...

NEW CLUE UP!

LOOKS like it will be Thursday!

(n) said...

NEW CLUE NEW CLUE!

It says "Polo Life Thursday"

88 Keys blog is "I hear my Polo Lifestyle" right? Gotta be it!

ShoxTP said...

Seems to fit the bill.

jeremy138 said...

It has to be it

(n) said...

*hear=heart

gotta love typos...

Also, still waiting on The Hatch print, I'm in Michigan

ShoxTP said...

While your waiting for the hatch i'm still waiting for smokey. Hope tomorrow/today is the day.

knightsintodreams said...

but where IS it? just his blog? :P

Congested said...

If 88-Keys is doing a show this week I still can't find mention of it anywhere online (and I've been trying since the first clue).

I think the clues are pointing towards a live show with 88-keys... and that'd be consistent with the Numbers and Statue reveal.

If it's here in NY I'll be able to go Thursday night... and I doubt it will cost much as it probably won't be a huge venue since there's nothing about it on TicketMaster or LiveNation.

I guess we'll find out where he's playing tomorrow.

Zort70 said...

I checked first thing this morning and there was no clue, I derive to work and look what happens !

NEW POST

Zort70 said...

I don't often derive to work, but today I thought I'd make a change from driving.

Anonymous said...

its looking likely that its going to be an in store event by the 88 keys at a new york apple store to me